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lady of the united states of america. >> reporter: the stage is set for a spectacular live show which is going to be hosted by neil patrick harris from the cbs show "how i met your mother." song writing legend james taylor and pop rock band the frayer just a couple the performers. the lineup changes every year so there's a different sound than in years past but there's also a different look. this year's layout for the tree lighting ceremony is totally new. the white house now serves as a beautiful backdrop as the first family is lighting the national tree. if you aren't one of the lucky ticket holders on thursday night, there's still plenty of reasons to head down to the mall throughout the month. daily performances, beautiful decorations, and free visitses with santa to keep the whole family entertained. >> when they come down here, they'll find an entire christmas village. 57 trees, one for each state and the territories and the district of columbia. we have all kinds of things going on around the tree. regards and christmas presents and things like that. >> what is left is the chri
proposing new legislation, maybe as soon as next month that would tighten the gun control laws in america, possibly limiting which weapons can be sold and how many bullets can be housed within a magazine. she certainly has plenty of support from fellow democrats. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> reporter: also on the sunday talk shows, we saw the c.e.o. of the nra coming out dismissing calls for an assault weapons ban or limiting ammunitions. instead he is pushing for more police officers in schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you that the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> reporter: in the meantime we're seeing plenty of signs that the american public is as divided on this issue of gun control as we see within the political parties. cbs news poll taken right after newtown show that 57% of americans now support tougher gun control laws in the united states. it's
to miss the forecast. >> the dallas cowboys may be america's team a new poll shows much of the country is pulling for the redskins on sunday's big match-up. >> plus, see what happens when a gigantic tank full of sharks explodes into a mall full of shoppers. wow. >>> and welcome back. it is 5:09. i'm olga breese in for howard bernstein this morning. chilly temperatures, everyone sitting in the 30s but feeling like the lower 30s. little bit of a wind out of the north near 10 miles per hour. we'll definitely sew some sunshine through early morning. by midday though you watch the cloud cover increase and we're partly cloudy for most of the day and then mostly cloudy by sun set. temperatures should make it into the middle range to lower 40s by late afternoon. and as we head into saturday, morning, a chance for snow. beverly? >>> olga, we're checking out the ride for folks in virginia. where any overnight road work should be put to bed and out of the way. looking good in on 66 to make it into the beltway and inside the beltway through falls church on to rosslyn everything open for you here o
. but the president says his main concern is certainly the middle- class families of america. he does not want to burden them with the potential $2,000 a year hike in taxes. meanwhile, republican senator jim demint of south carolina among all -- in the midst of all the fiscal cliff talks and the pressure that's mounting here on capitol hill, well, the senator resigned the senate yesterday. he said he's going to head a conservative think tank claiming he can do more there than he can do here in congress. we'll have another report in a half-hour. back to you. >> delia goncalves with that june date from capitol hill. >>> local lawmakers are talking to 9news about the fiscal cliff. maryland senator democrat ben cardin says with the government already cutting a trillion dollars, the republicans need to give on revenue tax hikes for higher income earners. when derek mcginty asked senator cardin if he'd stay locked in a negotiating room over the holidays, he said absolutely. >> we can't allow us to go off the fiscal cliff. it would be disastrous for our economy. it would be a self-inflicted wound. we
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